A Survey of 138 Single-Quad LC/MS Users & Potential Users
The use of single quad liquid chromatography mass spectometry (SQ LC/MS) has proliferated in recent years, moving into the mainstream by complementing HPLC/UHPLC detectors such as UV/Vis and PDA detectors. SQ LC/MS systems have become easier to use, opening it up to a larger set of applications and a wider user base.
Although it is considered a low-end mass spectrometer, SQ LC/MS fills the performance gap for applications that do not require the quantitation power of a tandem or triple-quad MS system. Users are adopting highly capable SQ LC/MS units for general uses, mass directed purification and quality assurance/control applications.
This report provides the voice of customer from a comprehensive survey of 138 current and potential users. It highlights the strengths, weaknesses, preferences and areas for improvement from key manufacturers including Agilent, Advion, PerkinElmer, Shimadzu, Thermo Scientific, and Waters.
There is also a bonus segment that details the behaviors and purchase timeframe of respondents who want to buy a new system. In addition, this report provides an in-depth analysis of the SQ LC/MS market in terms of overall size and growth potential.